Am I seeming a little obsessed with this sewing paper stuff?
That’s the way, uh-huh, uh-huh, I like it!
I found these two tutorials on sewing paper:
Julie Collings has excellent tips about sewing on paper, both by hand and machine. Her blog is called The adventures of bluegirlxo.
Julia Stainton, over at Belle Papier, has another thorough, helpful guide to sewing paper. While she concentrates on cards and other paper arts, it is still directly applicable to sewing art quilts.
Then there is Catherine Matthews-Scanlon, at Art from the heart. She has actually written a book called on paper.
Kerry Zerff at Scraptivity offers some thoughtful tips as well.
Renée Lévesque is doing some gorgeous paper work that involves sewing, and teaches a course on paper quilting, which she describes this way:
Paper quilting is a new art form adapting traditional and non-traditional pattern-making to paper. It combines needlework and collage to create innovative designs incorporating montages of paintings, stitching and paper layering, accented with found objects. The skills are simple, the equipment basic and the materials easily found.
There is also, of course, Bridget Hoff’s lovely book, Paper Quilting, and you can see more of her work at Falling Leaves Studio. I especially like her wall art.
I’d be pleased to hear about anyone else working with paper this way: which is how I found out about Terri Stegmiller’s Creative Paper Quilts, available for pre-order NOW!
And just for fun, here’s another piece I did at the Fran Skiles workshop:
A while back I wrote a post on The Art of Possibility.
Benjamin Zander, this piece is for you!